Press Release

State Historical Fund awards grants to 21 historic preservation projects in Colorado

DENVER, Colo. (Feb 12, 2019) ━ History Colorado’s State Historical Fund awarded 21 grants totaling $3,479,190 from the fall 2018 general grant round.

These are some highlighted award recipients:

  • $148,378 to The Archaeological Conservancy to acquire the Haynie Site to help protect and preserve the area.  The site will be available for professional researchers, for public educational opportunities, and to American Indians for traditional purposes.

  • $200,000 to the National Trust for Historic Preservation to help support educational opportunities through its national conference to be held in October of 2019 in Denver.

  • $186,241 to Historic Denver, Inc., who have partnered with Palisade Partners LLC to rehabilitate the historic Rossonian Hotel in the Five Points Historic Cultural District.

  • $200,000 to Southeast Colorado Creative Partnership Corporation in La Junta to begin the second phase of stabilization of the commercial building, the Plaza Block.

  • $200,000 to Pueblo Performing Arts Guild for exterior rehabilitation of masonry elements on the two primary facades.  This is the first phase of a multi-phase project.

The grant applications are held at a competitive level and the award amounts range from $35,001 to $200,000.  These grants help fund various projects across the state, including acquisitions, physical work, surveys, planning, archaeology, and education that each have a historic preservation or archaeological component.  Each project must focus on benefiting the public, expressing an urgency as to why the project needs to be funded, and must adhere to the Secretary of Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.

The State Historical Fund is a unique program that works with the applicant through each step of the grant process. The staff highly encourages contacting them to develop the project proposal and will continue assistance throughout the process by providing helpful feedback on draft applications prior to deadlines.

The next grant application period runs from Friday, Feb. 1 through Monday, April 1. All applications must be completed through the State Historical Fund online portal.

The complete list of grant awards is available online. Visit To learn more about the program or to apply, please contact the State Historical Fund at 303-866-2825.


History Colorado's mission is to create a better future for Colorado by inspiring wonder in our past. We serve as the state's memory, preserving the places, stories, and material culture of Colorado through our museums, educational programs, historic preservation grants, research library, collections, and outreach to Colorado communities. Find History Colorado on all major social media platforms. Visit or call (303) HISTORY for more information.


Brooke Gladstone
Communications Manager
303-866-3670 |